Symposium - Robert Smithson: A Crystalline World
- 25 August 2018 at 1:00 pm – 25 August 2018 at 6:00 pm
- Monash Art Design & Architecture, Building G, Room G1.04
- Open to:
- Alumni; Art, Design and Architecture; Caulfield campus; Public lectures; General
Robert Smithson’s influence on the field of contemporary art is significant and wide-reaching. His legacy can be attributed to both the way that he worked and the ideas he worked with. For Smithson, site-based fieldwork and research were essential components of art making, establishing key procedures in contemporary practice. His investigations into science fiction, crystallography, material history and geological time laid foundations for contemporary art’s engagement with ideas of the Anthropocene and non-human time-scales. This symposium considers how and why aspects of Smithson’s thinking from the 1960s and early ‘70s are being taken up by artists working today.
Speakers: Dr. Amelia Barikin, Professor Chris McAuliffe, Dr. Nicholas Mangan, Professor Charles Green, Mikala Dwyer, Jeremy Millar